CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Only two weeks shy of hitting the shores of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) announces its partnership with Savannah's Playground. As the beach-front country music concert prepares to celebrate all things country, CCMF will also celebrate a local family's vision to promote the development of a barrier-free, bias-free world for all children with special needs, as a portion of the events proceeds will benefit Savannah's Playground.
Savannah's Playground was born from the spirit of 19-year-old, Myrtle Beach native, Savannah Thompson, and family. Thompson was born with Williams Syndrome, which causes developmental delays and heart defects, among other challenges. She was only 3 years old when she endured her first surgery, went into cardiac arrest and was deprived of oxygen for 20 minutes. As a result, Thompson suffered significant brain trauma.
Thompson's fighting spirit is the inspiration for Savannah's Playground. She has been embraced by the community, as she, with the help of her family, raises funds to create social interaction for children with disabilities through establishing playgrounds and programs designed to meet their special needs.
"Savannah is very excited that Carolina Country Music Fest is coming to Myrtle Beach, and for the generous support of this project," said Savannah's father, Lance Thompson. "This facility is going to be a wonderful addition to our community, and our family is so grateful to everyone who has worked so diligently to make this project a reality. The playground itself will be a phenomenal place for children of all ages with special needs to enjoy, and we are tremendously honored that Savannah's name is associated with it."
The organization has currently raised $650,000 of its 1.5 million dollar goal. The preliminary concept of the park includes a fitness trail, musical park, interactive playground, swing sets, pond overlook, future waterpark, early childhood playground, school-age playground and other features.
"The Myrtle Beach area is not only excited that Full House Productions chose our beautiful beach destination as the home of the Carolina Country Music Festival, we are grateful that they have made the conscious decision to truly invest in our city by making a substantial contribution to an initiative that means so much to our community," said John Rhodes, Mayor of the City of Myrtle Beach. This is a project that we've been diligently working on for a long time, and FHP's partnership will only further its success."
Concert goers can support this partnership by making a donation online via Eventbrite at the time in which tickets are purchased. Just announced, two-day general admission tickets are now available in Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday combinations. Three-day general admission tickets are also still available and both can be purchased at www.CCMF.com, with VIP tickets and hotel package options as well. For accommodations or more information about Myrtle Beach, go to www.VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
"It was important to Full House Productions (FHP) that we leave a long-lasting impact on the Myrtle Beach community long after CCMF ends," said Bob Durkin, President of FHP. "There is no better way to say 'thank you' than supporting the Thompson family and their efforts to bring this groundbreaking playground to Myrtle Beach."
Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF), the Southeast's premier outdoor country music fest, is located on the shores of Myrtle Beach. With a unique blend of today's country headliners and up-and-comers, the concert is host to the industry's biggest stars. With the combination of country music and the scenic Myrtle Beach backdrop, this family-friendly three-day fest is your summer vacation destination.
Full House Productions is a premier entertainment and production company specializing in the restaurant, nightlife, entertainment and hospitality industries. From producing concerts with the music industry's biggest stars to partnering with restaurants and bars to achieve their marketing goals, Full House Concerts, a division of Full House Productions, is a full service event production company experienced in planning, marketing and executing concerts, festivals and special events. Since 1998, FHP has produced over 500 events in over a dozen cities around the United States with a leadership team comprised of experienced, innovative, unique and talented individuals.
SOURCE Carolina Country Music Fest